Direct Donations

Legal regulations regarding donated sample medications can be found in Appendices\Regulatory\Sample State Regulations.

Upon receipt, donations should be inspectedby pharmacist or qualified pharmacy technician. Inspection includes:

  1. Donation record accurately describes drug samples
  2. Beyond Use Date (expiration) is within limits 
  3. Sample labeling is not mutilated, obscured, or detached from packaging (primarily donations previously dispensed as in reclamation.)
  4. Sample does not show evidence of storage or shipping condition that might have affected it stability, integrity, or effectiveness. 
  5. Sample is still on the market and not subject to recall
  6. Sample shows no evidence of contamination, deterioration, or adulteration
  7. If the sample does not pass the inspection, it is destroyed or returned to the donor and documented on the donation record.